Synonyms of mordant


1. mordant, coloring material, colouring material, color, colour

usage: a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process


1. black, grim, mordant, sarcastic (vs. unsarcastic)

usage: harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"

2. caustic, corrosive, erosive, vitriolic, mordant, destructive (vs. constructive)

usage: of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

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Definition and meaning of mordant (Dictionary)